Lifestyle briefs, March 13


Heidelberg to host Education Summit Thursday, Friday

Heidelberg University’s School of Education & Counseling is to host its sixth annual Education Summit Thursday and Friday.

The theme this year is “Burn the Worksheets: Student Learning in Innovative & Creative Classrooms” and features Brian LaDuca, executive director of the Institute of Applied Creativity for Transformation at the University of Dayton. LaDuca is to deliver his keynote address at 4 p. m. Thursday in Gundlach Theatre.

LaDuca was named a 2017 Dayton Forty Under 40 award winner and also is the creator of the IDA pedagogy.

Also, English teacher Walter Mood from Hueneme High School in Oxnard, California, is to be on Heidelberg’s campus, along with three Heidelberg alumni, who are to share their classroom experiences with education majors and to mentor teachers.


Break-out sessions with LaDuca, Moody and Karen Jones, director of the School of Education, and alumni Krystina Pratt, Paige Atterholt and Allyson Guarino are to take place Friday.

Former Seventeen editor to speak

at breakfast lecture Thursday at TU

Tiffin University is to welcome a former Seventeen Magazine editor-in-chief as keynote speaker for the Good Morning World breakfast lecture series at 8 a.m. Thursday in The Marion Center.

Ann Shoket served as editor-in-chief at Seventeen from 2007 to 2014. She is to present excerpts from her book, “The Big Life: Embrace the Mess” — a guide for millennial women who are changing what it means to be powerful and successful in the world.”

Shoket repositioned the iconic fashion and beauty brand to dominate as the most relevant voice for its 13 million readers. As part of the launch team of CosmoGIRL in 1999, she helped revolutionize teen magazines by talking openly about important emotional issues that weren’t yet addressed by traditional publications.

She has appeared regularly on “Good Morning America,” “Today,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The View,” CNN, “Access Hollywood” and “E! News,” and she was a guest judge for four seasons on “America’s Next Top Model.” Forbes has named her one of the “Most Powerful Fashion Magazine Editors” in the country.

Shoket also is to be the featured speaker at TU’s Women’s Leadership Conference Wednesday.

The cost is $12 per person and includes a buffet breakfast, to begin at 7:30 a.m. To register, contact (419) 448-3282 or email

Heidelberg to honor four local female entrepreneurs

during April event

Heidelberg University’s School of business, Computer Science and Information Technology is to honor four local female entrepreneurs for their contributions to their businesses and the community.

The women to be honored during Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs April 5 include Karen Klepper, Lifetime Achievement Award; Kelli Dariano, Established Entrepreneur Award; Maya Clouse-Henry, Young Entrepreneur Award; and Zoe Dolch, New Entrepreneur Award.

• Klepper is a 1991 Heidelberg graduate who has served on numerous local boards and non-profits include Mercy Hospital Foundation, Tiffin-Seneca United Way, the NOAH Foundation and PatchWorks, and is organizing a community collaborative non-profit, ReClaim It, a resale shop whose proceeds are to be used to improve the lives of local children.

• Dariano is the owner of Threads, which opened 19 years ago. Threads has experienced a 300-percent growth. Dariano established Club Thread, a loyalty club for customers, which has raised more than $40,000 for charity.

• Clouse-Henry is a 16-year-old Columbian High School Student who has had part-time jobs at Behm and Henry Law Offices and Simply Susan’s. She also operates her own T-shirt design business and photography business. She also is assisting Klepper with ReClaim It.

• Dolch is the owner of Washington Street Outfitters located in the Laird Arcade. She has earned an advanced cosmetology license from Sentinel Career and Technology Center and a bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising from Kent State University.